An Analysis of STS Materials in Chemistry Parts of Middle School Science Textbooks

제 6차 교육과정에 따른 중학교 과학 교과서(화학단원)의 STS 내용 분석

  • Kim, Yun Hi (Department Chemistry Education and Basic Institution for Science Education, Pusan National University) ;
  • Kwon, Hyo Jin (Han-Ael Middle School) ;
  • Moon, Seong Bae (Department Chemistry Education and Basic Institution for Science Education, Pusan National University)
  • 김윤희 (부산대학교 사범대학 화학교육과 및 과학교육연구소) ;
  • 권효진 (경남 김해 한얼중학교) ;
  • 문성배 (부산대학교 사범대학 화학교육과 및 과학교육연구소)
  • Published : 19990600


The STS materials, emphasized in the 6th curriculum, in the chemistry part of middle school science textbooks were analyzed. The average value of the STS content of textbook was 13.2%. In the study of chapter of textbook, 15.9% of STS materials was included in the chapter of ?reaction of materials?, 12% in "character and separation of materials", and 10.8% in "composition of materials". When the STS topics classified by Piel were analyzed, the results were as follows; 40.2% on sociology of science, 28.8% on environmental quality and utilization of natural source, 20.4% on effects of technological developments, and 12.9% on energy. However, the topic on human engineering was only included in a textbook, and the topics on space research and national defence were not included in any textbooks. When the STS materials were analyzed by student activities of SATIS, the number of activities was 71. Most activities were consisted of solving problems and decision, simulation and data analysis, and there was no research design and role playing.



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